Distracted by life, Mr. Makkonen misses his engagement party by decades. From the cradle to the grave, life keeps interrupting, not only him, but a tired mother, a doomed superhero and the rest of the comrades in this uncontrollable world. Mixing comedy and fantasy with dark stories, Distractions will deliver the laughs with strings attached.
Aleksi Salmenperä ’s short film, Ferry-Go-Round (2001), premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival. His feature film, Producing Adults (2004), won the Fipresci Prize at the Stockholm International Film Festival. His television series, Pioneer (2006), won the Prix Europa Award. A Man’s Job (2007) was nominated for the Nordic Film Council’s Film Prize. Bad Family (2010) was premiered in Berlinale’s Panorama Special.